Sharing Your Story With Memory Boards

FrogsProject Description

Did you know that Visual Arts can be used to tell a story or document memories? In this activity, led by SCGSAH Visual Arts Instructor Elaine Quave, students will learn about the Lukasa memory board, a historical artifact from the Luba people of West Africa. Students will then learn to create their own memory board with provided materials to share their most important memories and stories.

Suitable for grades 3-8.

Artistic Process

Create, Connect

What's included

-Lesson Plan
-Companion Video
-Supplies to create memory boards

Guiding Question

How can visual arts be used to share a story or personal memories? How was this done in West Africa by the Luba people?

Standards Addressed

VA.CR NM.1.1. I can combine several elements of art to express ideas, feelings, and stories in my artwork.

VA.C IL.6.1. I can describe a specific culture and time period to present artistic ideas and works.

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Skills: Creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving
Life and Career Characteristics: Self-direction, Global Perspective
Competency Statements:
Learn Independently, Express Ideas

About the Project Creator

To learn more about Daphne Cuadrado Andino, click here.

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About the Governor's School's Outreach Programs

As a part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers and students across the state, the Office of Outreach provides classroom resources and professional learning opportunities to enrich arts education in South Carolina. Learn more.